Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How community shapes ideology

It shouldn't be surprising that for a social primate relationships are more important in shaping ideology than reason or evidence. In Christianity it is impressed on the believers to meet and gather often. Koinonia in Greek -"Koinonia is a transliterated form of the Greek word, κοινωνία, which means communion, joint participation; the share which one has in anything, participation, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, etc. It identifies the idealized state of fellowship and unity that should exist within the Christian church, the Body of Christ." (wikipedia)
In Islam there is a Hadith that states marriage is half of the Din. "When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Historical Tides

To paraphrase Ken Burns on people who do not understand the power and impact of history on their current fate..."Blissfully unaware of the historical tides that have carried them"